ipecac abuse

ipecac abuse

Eating disorders The repeated use of ipecac syrup as a purgative by bulimics–interesting factoid–chanteuse extraordinaire Karen Carpenter suffered from an eating disorder and died from IA Adverse effects Cardiac arrest, arrhythmias, irreversible damage to myocardium, seizures, shock, hemorrhage, blackouts, HTN, respiratory complications, dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, death. See Bulimia, Eating disorders.
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